John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said he hasn’t in any way endorsed any tribal remarks or any ethnocentric comments against the people of Akyem.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has for the first time publicly cleared himself from allegations that he is one who supports tribalism and so, does not deserve to the president of the Republic of Ghana.
He said ““I didn’t say anybody is Akyem Sakawa. I read a statement by Isaac Adongo and he made a very good argument and my mind was on the body of the arguments he made. The arguments he made were very cogent and that is why I reposted his statement,” he said in an interview on Class FM.”
The “Akyem Sakawa” comment as been brought about in one of the political comments about Agyapa Royalties deal from a statement that Isaac Adongo shared on his social media platform, in which he thinks the deal is influenced by President Akufo-Addo’s nepotism.
Presidential Candidate John Dramani Mahama, for this year’s 2020 general elections repost Adongo’s statement and this sparked ethnocentrism blames from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
As the arguments escalated, a group called Okyeman Youth For Development demonstrated against former President John Mahama to retract his statement about the people of Akyme to be ‘Sakawa’ people.
But, Mr. Mahama argues that he never endorsed such a statement, he only reposts Isaac Adongo’s statement.